Mifed dealmakers admit their heads are spinning. But the one thing sellers exiting the 69th edition of the film market are sure of is just how tricky the indie distribution business has become.
Fortissimo Film Sales has inked a Benelux output deal with leading Dutch indie distrib A-Film Distribution/Fu Works, headed by San Fu Maltha and Pim Hemerling.
Stepping outside its regular partnership with Medusa Film, Italo independent production banner Fandango will team with pubcaster division RAI Cinema to co-produce Lucio Pellegrini's "Now or Never."
Italo animator Enzo d'Alo has begun production on the $7 million "Opopomoz," arthouse prodco Albachiara's first theatrical animated feature.
Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil will play husband and wife in Michael Haneke's next project, "Cache" (Hidden), Binoche's agent told Daily Variety.
The German Export Union will screen three high-profile pics during the AFI Festival which kicks off in Los Angeles on Thursday.
A picaresque character comedy about two English soldiers during WWII who go AWOL for some private action vs. Jerry, "Two Men Went to War" recalls '50s British flag-wavers crossed with the bumbling…
Venice Intl. Film Festival director Moritz de Hadeln will head next year's 60th edition, running Aug. 27-Sept. 6.
Don Johnson and Scott Steindorff have formed the small-screen production company DJS Prods. and are plotting a miniseries, a reality show and several pilots that include a drama Johnson might star in.
Investigators from Los Angeles searched the Pittsburgh Film Office in a probe of tens of thousands of dollars of public money allegedly misused by the Entertainment Industry Development Corp.
Helmer Kimberly Peirce is in final negotiations to land a two-year first-look deal at DreamWorks. Peirce is being brought into the studio by co-production prexy Michael De Luca, who had given the…